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The High Commissioner of Human Rights expresses its concern: Saudi Arabia should release female and male detainees for their human rights activities and ensure their safety

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The high Commissioner of Human Rights was alarmed by the Saudi detention of a number of human rights activists and defenders who work in women’s rights cases, during the past two weeks. In a press statement was issued in May 29th , the spokeswomen of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Terosel, said that …

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Amidst a Series of Arbitrary Arrests: Saudi Arrests Prominent Womens Rights Activists and Human Rights Lawyer, Amongst Others

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 17 May 2018, the Government of Saudi Arabia launched a series of arbitrary arrests of activists. In light of the difficulty in accessing all the names of detainees, due to fears surrounding the circulation of news of arbitrary arrests which were conducted under intimidation of the government, the information indicates that the names of detainees …

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Four years after the arrest of Alaa Brinji for expressing his opinion: Saudi Arabia remains a prison for journalists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read PDF report As of May 14, 2018, Saudi journalist Alaa Brinji has spent four years behind bars for expressing his opinion, advocating for human rights, and challenging rights violations. Brinji, who used to write for Al-Bilad, Al-Sharq and Okaz newspapers, is one of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalists.  His arrest was accompanied by …

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UN Rapporteur on HUman rights defenders: Dangerous Practices Of Saudi Arabia To Silence Rights Defenders Despite Its Membership In HRC

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Mr. Michel Forst, The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, criticized Saudi Arabia’s practices with the UN mechanism regarding the arguments presented to justify its incompatible practices against human rights defenders with the international standards. In his annual report issued on the sidelines of the 37th session of HRC ( February 26th -March …

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Saudi has begun targeting dissidents families: Arbitrary detention of elderly mother Aida al-Ghamidi because of her son’s political activity

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Unprecedentedly, Saudi government detained a political activist’s mother, on March 26, 2018. The arrested the political refugee’s mother Abdullah Al Ghamidi who is currently living in Britain, came after the Saudi Arabia forces raided her house in Jeddah city. Abdullah’s mother, Mrs. Aida Al Ghamidi, an elderly woman, was detained with her son from their house …

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An International law expert issued a legal analysis of the issue of Issa Al-Nkhaiffi and confirms that it is a violation under the slogan of antiterrorism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read a legal analysis of the issue of Issa Al-Nkhaiffi A legal analysis that prepared by the international lawyer expert “Arthur Traldi”, has confirmed and raised serious concerns about the manner that used by Saudi Arabia authority while using the “anti-terrorism laws”, in prosecuting human rights defenders and political opponents. The analysis was done …

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Prominent Saudi Human Rights Defender, Noha Al-Balawi is Arbitrarily Detained, Despite Claims of ‘Reforms’

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Amidst a fanfare of apparent ‘reforms’by the Saudi government, comes news of the arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent Saudi female human rights defender, Noha Al- Balawi, who became known for her outspoken activism via social media and widely circulated video clips. Noha was arbitrarily arrested by the Saudi authorities on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, and …

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Saudi Arabia: The Royal Court Ignores the pleas for detainee Habib Al Shouwaikhat’s until he Passed Away

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Royal Court in Saudi Arabia received an urgent letter from the family of the young Habib Al Shouwaikhat on January 18th, 2018, explaining his deteriorating health, and the danger of arbitrary detention on his life. Afterdays of no official response, neither from the Court nor from any other governmental bodies, Al Shouwaikhat’s death was announced …

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Naimah Almatrod: Saudi Arabia uses counter-terror law to unfairly sentence human rights defender to six years in prison for her peaceful activism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi authorities have used a counter-terror law and the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) to unfairly sentence rights defender, Naimah Abdullah Almatrod, to a six-year prison term followed by a six-year travel ban for her peaceful role in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia. Naimah Almatrod, 43, is a prominent human rights defender, who had spent …

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Saudi Arabia moves youngest political prisoner to Mabahith prison raising fears of torture

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi authorities have moved the juvenile Murtaja Qureiris to the ill-reputed General Directorate Investigations (GDI, also known as al-Mabahith) prison in al-Dammam, where prisoners are taken to be tortured and ill-treated. This move on 25 May came during the month of Ramadan when the authorities typically pardon and release prisoners, andafter the authoritieshad stated that …

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